Metro-Suites

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1 Courthouse Lane, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
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glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by auztrav

Hi,

Are there any day tours to the mountains where the snow is? I will be there in Late jan/early feb and wont be climbing it or anything, just be nice to see.....i will be alone so now car etc

I have also heard there are tours of the leading thoroughbred studs in Cambridge? Does any one knwo of them or been on one?

Re: glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by mgmarcus

Jan/Feb will be summer so I imagine a day trip to the snow from Auckland would be out. The Glaciers are on the south island so too far for a day trip but well worth the visit if you are not just based in Auckland. Why not do the opposite heat wise and visit the thermal reserves at rotorua?

Re: glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by auztrav

I will be spendng time in christchurch as well...

Re: glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by mgmarcus

That is good as the two main islands are very different. The glaciers will be closer but I would suggest an overnight stay. Mount Cook and surrounds is a good visit if you like mountains,

Re: glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by Marianne2

To see spectacular glaciers and have a really fun excursion, you can take a trip on the small fixed-wing plane at Mount Cook on the South Island, which "flightsees" around the mountains and then lands on the glacier for a bit of a ramble on the snow. This only works when the weather is fine, but is a terrific highlight if you like mountains but don't have much time. We loved it!

Re: glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by auztrav

can you catch this plane neat christchurch? Or how would i get to it etc?

Re: glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by Marianne2

As I recall, you can go by air from Christchurch or Queenstown to the village of Mount Cook -- and I think that is on Mount Cook Line (haven't checked this since a few years ago). But the aircraft for the local excursion operates from the tiny Mount Cook airstrip, and it is strictly an excursion plane for an hour or so, not a long-distance plane. So, you'd have to get yourself to the Mount Cook area first -- we arrived by bus.

Re: glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by Kakapo2

The closest place (from Christchurch) from where you can take such flights around Mt. Cook and the glaciers is Lake Tekapo. From Chch you have bus service to Lake Tekapo.

Re: glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by auztrav

Is there any web sites for the travel links and prices?

Re: glaciers - snow and thoroughbred tour

by Kakapo2

The companies that offer flightseeing from Lake Tekapo are

Air Safaris Phone (03) 6806 880
http://www.airsafaris.co.nz/
http://www.tekapotourism.co.nz/activities/airsafaris.htm

A tour costs NZ$ 280 (from Mt. Cook 320).

Tekapo Helicopters Freephone within NZ (0800) 359 835
http://www.tekapohelicopters.co.nz/
http://www.tekapotourism.co.nz/activities/tekapo_helicopters.htm

The cheapest flight costs $190. If you want a snow or glacier landing you must calculate with $270 - but prices range up to $500.

Sissi

Travel Tips for Auckland

Avondale Racecourse

by keeweechic

The Avondale Racecourse is home to the Avondale Jockey Club. The Club was founded in 1889 when Avondale was just rural farmland although this area had known horse racing as far back as 1864. The first race meeting took place in 1890 and the price of admittance was one shilling.

The Avondale Racecourse is a righthanded 1800m track. There are monthly meetings but exact times and dates vary. Admission is free and you can take a punt or two or just enjoy a quiet drink. The Avondale Cup is run annual here and during the summer months the sports grounds within the race track are used for touch rugby and cricket. On Sundays the carpark is turned into market stalls.

Perennials

by keeweechic

This area is particularly lovely from the months to October to April where you will see a bright display of these perennials in borders and clusters.

Location : Botanic Gardens, Hill Road, Manurewa

Getting There

by keeweechic

By Air : Auckland airport is 21km south-west of the city center (35 mins). There is a free shuttle service operates between the international and domestic terminals for those in transit. The Airbus Shuttle runs every 20 minutes between the airport and Downtown Auckland and stops at most major hotels - around NZ$13.00. A taxi will cost you around NZ$50 to the city and there is a Door-to-door shuttle service which also operates to and from the airport for around $20 for one person and $25 for two.

Seafood buffet thats us!!!

by rabbit06 about The Observatory

All the seafood you can eat with the best view in Auckland....and they serve steinlager pure, a very crisp and refreshing beer!!!
The service is excellent and you can book online! For me the fresh oysters, scollaps in a morney sauce or the mussles, freshly roasted vegetables and an assortment of meats....and the plates just kept on coming out, i just kept on eating untill i could not get one more oyster in!!!
Shirley had much the same but enjoying some of the cold meats, the fresh salads and the desert selection including the mini pavalovas, she could not beleive her luck.... favourite one!!!

Skytower - the perfect lookout over the city

by Bernd_L

With its 328 meters the Skytower is not only the landmark of Auckland but also the tallest free-standing building of the southern hemisphere.

Since its opening in March 1997 Skytower is used for broadcasting radio and television and attracts visitors from all over the world who have a gorgeous look over Auckland from its observation platform. On the platform you'll find a glass-bottom area. It's a strange feeling to stand there and look down.

The building is designed to withstand high wind speed and earthquakes. It's said that tower would not collapse even after an 8.0 earthquake.

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